Patricia "Pat" G. Roff, 88, of 264 Seaward Ave., Bradford, was welcomed home by her Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ, on Sunday (Feb. 21, 2016) at Blake Medical Center in Bradenton, Fla., following a brief illness.
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Born July 1, 1927, in Bradford, she was the daughter of the late Charles A. and Violet M. Grant Gallagher.
She was a graduate of Bradford Area High School. Before retirement, she had been employed at the Bradford City Treasurer's office as deputy treasurer.
Pat was an active member of the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church and also actively attended the First United Methodist Church.
Her true joy in this life was her family. She sang in the church choir, performing solos and was a liturgist. She was active in ladies circles, mission programs, and various committees at the church. Pat loved to knit and took joy in making thousands of mittens, hats and blankets to provide to ministries such as the Salvation Army.
After retiring, she volunteered for many years at Bradford Regional Medical Center. She also volunteered at the Federal Correctional Institution-McKean for worship services. She loved reading, her flower garden, puzzle books and the music and dancing at Crook Farm. Pat loved to travel by plane and had great memories of her journey to the Holy Land.
She spent her retirement years being a snowbird at her winter residence in Bradenton, enjoying riding her three-wheel bike, pool exercises, and playing board games with her friends.
Surviving are four sons, Michael (Eileen Dineen) Roff of Olean, David (Sally Frame) Roff of Knoxville, Tenn., Patrick (Barb Gibbs) Roff of Bradenton, and Tim (Kelley Stark) Roff of Bradford; seven grandchildren, Christopher (Sumiyya) Roff of Durham, N.C., Patrick Roff of Olean, N.Y., Jacob (Jill) Roff of Omaha, Neb., Rebecca Roff of Kingsport, Tenn., Emily Roff of Dallas, Texas, Megan (Josh) Preston of Bradford, and Jamey (the Rev. Alan) Trotter of Bradford; four great-grandchildren, Brooklyn Roff, Veda Roff, Anna Preston and Sadie Preston; one sister, Naomi Hutton; one brother, Lee Gallagher; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Shirley Dehn and Beverly Cunningham; and three brothers, Charles Gallagher Jr., Donald Gallagher and Keith Gallagher.
Family will receive friends from 3 to 4 p.m. Sunday in the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church. At 4 p.m., a memorial service will be held with the Rev. Jay Tennies and grandson-in-law the Rev. Alan Trotter co-officiating. Burial will be in McKean Memorial Park, Lafayette.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Memorials, if desired, may be made to the Hill Memorial United Methodist Church; or the First United Methodist Church.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com.
Published in The Bradford Era from Feb. 23 to Mar. 1, 2016